You've filled a department head position. Let's assume that the person is capable of doing the job. That is very basic.
What often is unaddressed is whether the person will do the right type of job; i.e. whether the person will take the department in the right direction.
It is important to remember that the person need not be incompetent or obstructionist to become a problem. He or she may simply have a different view of what the department should be doing.
Competence is not enough. Will the person serve as a restraint or an ally?
It may be more a question of how than can.
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